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Accession 1475

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Collection Size

1000 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The James Thomas Faris Papers consist mainly of personal correspondence between Mr. James Thomas Faris (1867-1937) and his family, friends, co-workers, and love interests. There is also documentation concerning Faris’ finances and legal matters. There are several documents concerning his life insurance through Aetna Life Insurance Company, documents listing sold stock, uniform tickets from William C. Rowland Company, and correspondence between Mr. Faris and W.C Hurt Tobacco Company. There are also several documents from colleges in South Carolina including a letter from Clemson Agricultural College concerning Faris’ son and one from Winthrop College concerning Faris’ daughter. James Thomas Faris and the Faris Family are longtime residences of Catawba, SC. James T. Faris was the son of John Alexander Faris (1825-1885) who purchased the historic Faris Family Home (built in ca. 1844) from William D. Dunlap in 1873 and the family has lived there since.

Additional Notes

There is a bound volume titled Year Book Upper South Carolina Conference Methodist Episcopal Church from 1930 and a booklet called Rediscovering the Old South by Claude G. Bowers.


The James Thomas Faris Papers were received by the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections on January 15,2014 by John T. Misskelly.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

James Thomas Faris Papers- Accession 1475

LC Subject Headings

Faris, James Thomas, 1867-1937--Archives; Faris, James Thomas, 1867-1937--Correspondence; Faris, James Thomas, 1867-1937--Health; Faris, James Thomas, 1867-1937--Finance, Personal; Faris family; Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina--Correspondence; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--Correspondence